Disabled Literature—Disabled Individuals in American Literature: Reflecting Culture(s)

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2010
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Beauchamp, Miles
Chung, Wendy V.
Mogilner, Alijandra
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University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies
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In American literature, disabled characters are often portrayed as “that other” and used to generate fear, pathos, and hatred. This affects how variously-abled individuals are perceived and accepted by society. While writers are being more inclusive and broadening their inventory of characters, many characters are simply a negative plot tool.
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literature, superstition, evil, stereotypes, disabled, culture
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Beauchamp, M., Chung, W. V. & Mogilner, A. (2010). Disabled Literature—Disabled Individuals in American Literature: Reflecting Culture(s). Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 6(1).
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